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Office for the Aging

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HOMEMAKER/PERSONAL CARE AIDE SERVICES

For those unable to care for themselves because of illness, a homemaker/personal care aide can assist in personal care of the patient, preparation of meals and light housekeeping. Payment for such services depends on financial and medical eligibility.

NASSAU COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE AGING

In-Home Services Program

Persons 60 years of age and over, who are above Medicaid eligibility, and who are unable to function independently in the home, may receive non-medical in-home services (homemaker/personal care, or housekeeper/chore.) Eligibility for these services is determined by Office for the Aging-funded case managers during an assessment process which includes a financial assessment to determine the senior’s possible share of the cost of services. Participants must have an unmet need requiring the assistance of another person in specific tasks of daily living, must be able to be maintained safely at home, and cannot be eligible to receive similar services through any other government sponsored program. For further information, call: (516) 227-8900

NASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

Medicaid

Individuals who meet the Medicaid asset and income eligibility levels may be approved for the services of a personal care aide. A physician’s order and nursing assessment are required before services are authorized. For information, contact:

Nassau County Department of Social Services  
Medicaid  
60 Charles Lindbergh Boulevard  
Uniondale, NY 11553 (516) 227-8000

HATS (HOME AIDES TO SENIORS)

Town of Hempstead  
Department of Senior Enrichment  
200 North Franklin Street  
Hempstead, NY 11550 (516) 485-8100

This program provides companions to the frail elderly in the Town of Hempstead. Self-employed companion-aides are screened, trained, and matched up with seniors. No “hands on” duties are performed.

PRIVATE AGENCIES

Home health aides or homemakers may also be obtained through private agencies. They are listed on the Internet or in the Yellow Pages under “Nurses.”